Types of Professional Hair Services

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR COLOURIST: HAIR COLOUR TERMS & DEFINITIONS

 Interested in the different types of professional hair colour? Redken hair colour is divided into three categories – semi-permanent hair colour, permanent hair colour, and lighteners. Consult with your colourist to discuss how to best adapt trends such as highlights, babylights and balayage to your individual style to achieve the deepest brunette, most vibrant red or coolest blonde.

Permanent Hair Colour

In permanent hair colour, such as Redken Color Gels or Redken Chromatics, artificial dyes interact with the hair's natural pigment to create a final hair colour. Therefore, the colourist must consider natural hair colour and previously applied artificial hair colour to achieve the final colour result. Permanent hair colour dyes are extremely small colourless molecules that penetrate through the cuticle and into the cortex with the aid of an alkaline substance such as ammonia. When these molecules combine with hydrogen peroxide, a chemical reaction occurs – they oxidize and react with other molecules called "couplers" to form complex dye molecules. The newly-formed dye molecules are embedded in the protein structure of the hair fibre, which makes them 'permanent' or more resistant to rinsing out. However, permanent doesn't have to mean monochromatic colour.  Your stylist can bring you multi-dimensional results that last. Redken Permanent Hair Colour Lines:

CHROMATICS

  • Features Oil Delivery System (ODS2) + Protein Extract Technology to deliver amazing permanent hair colour without the ammonia
  • Leaves hair stronger than before it was coloured
  • Features original Chromatics with a modern, multi-dimensional finish and Chromatics Ultra Rich for those looking for a more solid, monochromatic finish
  • Features two Chromatics Carmin’R red/violet shades to achieve unmatched and intensely powerful ruby red and copper shades that last up to 40 shampoos*.
  • View the Chromatics range here
*Instrumental test vs. Redken traditional red dye. Chromatics base only.

COLOR FUSION ADVANCED PERFORMANCE COLOR CREAM

  • Provides a massive palette of colour to choose from, allowing for the perfect customised look
  • Multi-dimensional finish creates stunning, shiny hair with a modern feel
  • Dye technology that ensures long-lasting colour
  • Features new Color Fusion Carmin’R red/violet shades to achieve unmatched and intensely powerful ruby red and copper shades that last up to 40 shampoos*
  • 14 cool shades provide multi-dimensional, natural looking results with cool reflects
  • Starts cool and stays cool for up to 8 weeks
  • Mutes warm undertones to kick out brass
  • Great for traditional grey coverage to on trend permanent hair colour techniques
  • View the Color Fusion range here

COVER FUSION

  • Low-ammonia colour cream
  • Conditioning agents add strength and manageability to grey hair
  • Completely covers up to 100% grey hair
  • View Cover Fusion here

Semi-Permanent Hair Colour

There are semi-permanent colour products which are formulated with direct dyes, meaning the colour is present and visible without the need to chemically develop it with peroxide. What you see in the bottle or tube is what you can expect to see in the resulting hair colour. Semi-permanent colours can cover grey without lift, but shampoo away in five-ten shampoos. The colours typically use alcohol to bind to the hair, making them potentially drying and difficult to remove or change shades.

SHADES EQ

If you are hesitant to commit to permanent colour on your hair, ask your colourist for a Shades EQ service - a demi-permanent hair colour that delivers colour, shine, and condition to hair. Whether you are looking to refresh or tone colour, cover grey, enhance shine or achieve the season's hottest red carpet trends, Shades EQ is always the answer.

The Shades EQ family features no ammonia for minimised cuticle damage and includes Shades EQ Gloss, a gentle equalising conditioning colour featuring wheat amino acids for healthy shine and incredible colouring.

SHADES EQ EQUALIZING CONDITIONING COLOR GLOSS

  • No-ammonia formula
  • Adds amazing condition and shine to the hair
  • Brings life and vibrancy to faded colour
  • Helps correct overly “brassy” hair
  • 20 minutes processing time
  • View the Shades EQ range here.

REDKEN FOR MEN COLOR CAMO 5-AND 10-MINUTE CAMOUFLAGE COLOUR

  • RFM Color Camo
  • No-ammonia formula
  • Blends grey hair in just 5 minutes
  • Can be applied at the shampoo bowl for discreet service
  • View Redken Color Camo here

Semi-Permanent Hair Colour

There are semi-permanent colour products which are formulated with direct dyes, meaning the colour is present and visible without the need to chemically develop it with peroxide. What you see in the bottle or tube is what you can expect to see in the resulting hair colour. Semi-permanent colours can cover grey without lift, but shampoo away in five-ten shampoos. The colours typically use alcohol to bind to the hair, making them potentially drying and difficult to remove or change shades.

City Beats Vibrant Hair Colour

  • City Beats bold acidic conditioning colour cream
  • 12 vibrant colours
  • No mixing with a developer is required
  • Allow to process at room temperature for 20 minutes and do not use heat
  • If you want more vibrancy, increase the processing time to 30 minutes
  • View City Beats here.